Pier 21: Listen To My StoryConsumers Rate this
- Number of Pages: 96
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Nowadays most newcomers to North America arrive by airplane, however it wasn't usually this way. Also included are stories of immigrants from Italy, the Ukraine and the Netherlands, also as the young children of war brides who came more than to reunite with their husbands. 5 million people passed through Pier 21, on the cusp of new lives immediately after arriving in North America by boat. We meet Heili, an Estonian girl whose father captained a tiny 18-person boat crammed with 347 people fleeing communist rule in 1948, and Jamie, a Second Planet War guest child from Scotland who later returned to North America to reside when he grew up. With over forty photos, a glossary, timeline, and sidebar capabilities on the pier itself and the home countries of people who passed through it, Pier 21 provides a great introduction for children to this crucial landmark in immigration history. Between 1928 and 1971, approximately 1. In this pictorial, fact-filled book for young readers, author Christine Welldon shares the true stories of nine youngsters who remember well their voyages over and their first experiences in a new place.
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